The title was supposed to say “first feature shot with Panasonic HVX200“. It would appear, however, that the movie in question is not a feature. It’s more like a short – Samaritan‘s script was barely 20 pages.
HVX200 was used throughout the production. Judging by the photos, the accessories for HVX200 were standard stuff like tripods and monitors. Matte boxes and filters for HVX200 seem to be popular with aspiring filmmakers as well.
Producer Ethan Marten: Even the most gripping script and best planning will amount to little if the final product doesn’t look the part. When it came to the format and technology the Star Circle team would use, they had an ace up their sleeve. The new AG-HVX-200 HD camera by Panasonic is the first of its kind in the world. There’s a lot to love: DVC PRO HD recording format; P2 solid state recording media; handheld form factor; Varicam capabilities which mirror those of cameras in the $70,000 and up price range.”
Here’s an indie producer who’s learned his lesson well. This techie interview will probably get him more exposure (at least in indie circles) than all the PR about the movie itself.